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Dominic Deacon

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November 17th 2008
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Oh dear.
by Bill Davis 3 weeks ago
It was always foolish, IMO, to think that decoupling price elasticity from choice wasn t going to eventually lead the bean counters to do exactly what they are paid to do. Maximize financial return. h
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David Lawrence liked this 2 weeks ago
Re: Oh dear.
by Dominic Deacon 3 weeks ago
The schadenfruede is strong. As mentioned above the old plans are still there. This is just upping the 50mb included in the old plan to 1tb and charging an extra $10 for the priveledge. Which I can't
Camera Raw Toggle On/Off All Adjustments
by Kevin Camin 2 months ago
I swore there used to be a hot key to toggle everything on and off. I don't care about split screen views. Just like the sudden abrupt jump between all the adjustments and the original state. Anyone k
Re: Camera Raw Toggle On/Off All Adjustments
by Dominic Deacon 2 months ago
The "P" key toggles between before and after.
suggestions for manual correction and method of portraits taken with 35mm lens?
by Jon Iverson 4 months ago
I wasn't sure where to place this question as I no longer use Photoshop, but most of what Photoshop does, I can also do in Affinity Photo so here goes. I've been experimenting with self portraits usin
Re: suggestions for manual correction and method of portraits taken with 35mm lens?
by Dominic Deacon 4 months ago
Why don't you think the Zeiss would work indoors I guess you need a bit of room for 135mm but I would much prefer to be taking portraits with that than a 55mm lens. I'm not versed in Affinity at all b
Can't Move Canvas Around with Space+Click Whenever I Want Like the Good Ol' Days
by Cameron Dozier 5 months ago
I used to be able to move the canvas around with Spacebar+click when the canvas wasn't breaching the confines of the UI Screen. I can still move it around with this method if the canvas I am using goe
Re: Can't Move Canvas Around with Space+Click Whenever I Want Like the Good Ol' Days
by Dominic Deacon 5 months ago
If you press "F" to enter "fullscreen mode with menu bar" you can drag the canvas about as you will and still have access to your tools. I think you may have had this functionality in standard view in
Its a simple thing, but . . .
by Jim Williams 6 months ago
In PS, how do you rotate a crop, so its vertical
Re: Its a simple thing, but . . .
by Dominic Deacon 6 months ago
After you click on the crop tool look at the bar at the top that has your crop ratios. There will be three boxes. One that has the overall ratio, say 2:3 (4:6). Then a second that has the vertical rat
How to make off-white background white
by Bobby Hall 6 months ago
I have some pictures of artwork that were drawn with colored pencils on off-white paper. I'd like to either make the background completely white or remove it so that I can place the drawings on a whit
Re: How to make off-white background white
by Dominic Deacon 6 months ago
Getting a 100% perfect selection can't often be done. What you need to do is make your selection (i'd probably be using the "colour range" tool from the "select" menu for this) and then apply that sel
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lost my toolbar!
by Jim Williams 6 months ago
I was working right along in PS, and all of a sudden the toolbar on the left disappears! I go over and stay there and it comes back but does not stay. What did I do to make it act like that And how do
Re: lost my toolbar!
by Dominic Deacon 6 months ago
Yup. Sorry. Had "toolbar" in my head from your subject line. Tools it is.
You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 6 months ago
I just got off the phone with our head of engineering, Rob Elder, and he told me that the new COW starts with you. This forum has been chosen to get the first swing of the bat and we look forward to y
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Michael Hancock liked this 6 months ago
Re: You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Dominic Deacon 6 months ago
Bret Williams "I don't think you can really monetize a facebook group can you " I believe you can now. I think this rule was changed recently. I am a member of a group called Melbourne Creative Netwo
Some kind of bug
by Ricardo Jurado 10 months ago
Hi guys , what up I've been having this issue with Ps ever since I installed it, reinstalled it and all. At one point, tools stop responding. I can , for example, draw, and all of the sudden the brush
Re: Some kind of bug
by Dominic Deacon 10 months ago
I can think of a couple of reasons that wouldn't involve bugs. Rather than quitting out of the program try this: Have a second project tab open in phggotoshop at the same time. Click into the second p
The new Mac Book pro
by Ricardo Marty 10 months ago
This sounds terrible. https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=291&v=Xjor24HO2HA Ricardo Marty P.S. Was about to purchase
Re: The new Mac Book pro
by Dominic Deacon 10 months ago
Bill Davis "From what I've read, the slim new Apple MacBook Pro runs within EXACTLY the same thermal parameters that also arise from thicker and even RUGGED laptops from many other manufacturers spor
https://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2018/06/14/on-the-sad-state-of-macintosh-hardware/
by Scott Thomas 11 months ago
This is being talked about quite a bit in the Mac circles right now. I think we can all relate to the frustration here: On The Sad State of Macintosh Hardware Daring Fireball response Change My View:
Re: https://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2018/06/14/on-the-sad-state-of-macintosh-hardware/
by Dominic Deacon 11 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "And sorry but if you put together a PC that actually matches a Mac spec for spec, then, oh gee you're not only not saving anything, but you also have just a pile of boxes on a table as
How to fix shadow/light areas on a face
by Darin Eisenhut 12 months ago
Hi Everyone, I'm looking for some advice on how to deal with shadows and light on a face. headshots for a high school baseball team, the day was partly cloudy with the sun coming in and out. Anyone kn
Re: How to fix shadow/light areas on a face
by Dominic Deacon 12 months ago
There's lots of ways to bring up your shadows. In Camera Raw you can just grab the shadows and blacks sliders and drag them right to lighten those areas without touching the highs and mids. Obviously
The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
The original promise of FCP X was great. Here was an approach that offered us a set of interesting new concepts and consequently some different ways of thinking about editing. I for one never had an a
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Matt Kemp liked this 12 months ago
Re: The Real Menace of FCP X
by Dominic Deacon 1 year ago
I agree with everything Gregor said. The initial outburst against FCX was unreasonable though I was a part of it. At the time I was a kid who had no money but who had invested what was, to me at least
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OT: Smart Move from Adobe
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
apologies if this has already been posted: https: www.digitaltrends.com photography adobe-creative-cloud-price-drops-for-schools Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.com channe
Re: OT: Smart Move from Adobe
by Dominic Deacon 1 year ago
Shawn Miller "and 3D applications are a LOT harder to learn than any NLE." You're not joking there. All the talk of the difficulties of learning new NLE programs in here often does my head in. You ca
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Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
One of the Lumaforge NAB presentations: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2070-josh-beal-reconsidering-final-cut-pro-x-in-hollywood Direct link to the video here: https: www.youtube.com watch ti
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Al Bergstein liked this 1 year ago
Re: Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Dominic Deacon 1 year ago
Gtx cards are aggressively marketed at gamers. Nvidia expects pros to be using their quadro line. The looks aren't that important to me but if they are for you then these cards are nicely buttoned dow
Apple and the relentless pursuit of excellence ...
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=AUaJ8pDlxi8 Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Re: Apple and the relentless pursuit of excellence ...
by Dominic Deacon 1 year ago
Bill Davis "If people wanted Brutalist style buildings - or ASUS style hunky "fixable" component based laptops - that's what you would see people using." Asus laptops look okay to me. I think if you'
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FCPX or R15?
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
I find the Resolve threads here fascinating. 2.5 million FCPX users notwithstanding, is Apple playing catch-up now to Blackmagic Design and Resolve It amazes me that a community where a trackless UI w
Re: FCPX or R15?
by Dominic Deacon 1 year ago
Just to bring it back from the theoretical to the practical for a moment, shouldn't you be offering the client the best possible product you can given time budget etc If, as a pro, the best you can of
Improved hardware not improving encoding times?
by Michael Miller 2 years ago
So let me start by saying that neither I, nor my wife, are exactly experts in Premiere or PC hardware, so apologies... But my wife edits a lot of videos for her work. For the last couple years or so s
Re: Improved hardware not improving encoding times?
by Dominic Deacon 2 years ago
Should the new machine actually be faster The rendering would all be put through the CPU no Genuine question as I don't know but I assume this is the case. The CPU on your wifes old PC was plenty fast
WHOLE Computer is crashing when trying to export
by Jesse Fernandez 2 years ago
I built a new computer and tried to export a project and multiple times it has frozen the whole computer. Even leaving it for an hour or so it does not fix itself. Have had to hard reboot it each time
Re: WHOLE Computer is crashing when trying to export
by Dominic Deacon 2 years ago
When a computer hard crashes while you're doing something intensive like that I'm inclined to think you've picked up a stick of bad RAM. You probably want to test your memory. Good thing with that is
Film School Retrospective: 10 Years Later (roughly)
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
A recent conversation I had got me reflecting on my film school days, a subject I've gone back and forth in my head on as to whether it was a stupid degree or a completely enriching experience It cou
Re: Film School Retrospective: 10 Years Later (roughly)
by Dominic Deacon 2 years ago
Thanks for the story. Growing up all I wanted to do was go to film school. I didn't go to high school so my teenage years were spent pillaging local video shops watching 3 or 4 movies a day. Basically
6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
Current FCPX: Amazing and frustrating. A big example of Apple s We know better than you and you ll come around eventually . We REALLY need a function or separate app to import FCP6 7 projects. I have
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David Lawrence liked this 3 years ago
Re: 6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
Robin S. Kurz "I guess you REALLY need to check out 7toX. Only been around since December of 2011. Maybe January 2012. Either way, I guess not long enough to get noticed." Aaw, sarcasm is just so pre
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Dominic Deacon liked this 3 years ago
Beating a dead horse
by Herb Sevush 3 years ago
Beating a dead horse should be the name of this forum. For those who keep insisting that the Apple rollout of FCPX (as opposed to the product itself) was brilliant, Andrew Kimery, in a different threa
Re: Beating a dead horse
by Herb Sevush 3 years ago
Bill Davis "Your vision of editing is clear, Herb." To me it is, however you seem to see me as through a glass, darkly. Bill Davis "Editing is a thing that happens in a "shop." The "shop" determines
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Dominic Deacon liked this 3 years ago
Think I may have found Customer Services.
by Billy Payn 4 years ago
Just got back from a trip round Queensland down under, and couldn't resist. Actually, when I saw this, I turned the camper van round and made the girls wait while I took the picture. 'Why did you take
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Aindreas Gallagher liked this 4 years ago
Re: Think I may have found Customer Services.
by Chris Pettit 4 years ago
Such fertile soil, couldn't resist.
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Dominic Deacon liked this 4 years ago
Editing Today - another Philippic
by Simon Ubsdell 4 years ago
The Focus discussion has thrown up a number of really interesting topics but because the focus has been Focus, it's been hard to disentangle some really good ones. Here's an old-fashioned view of wher
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David Lawrence liked this 4 years ago
Re: Editing Today - another Philippic
by Andrew Kimery 4 years ago
Bill Davis "Simon is essentially arguing that a tool like X is a reflection of a trend where editing is becoming infected by a "too much cutting" and that's somehow bad for content creation. " Bill D
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Dominic Deacon liked this 4 years ago
Premiere Pro CS6 v. 6.0.5 Crashes during export
by Nathan Hippenmeyer 5 years ago
Hello everyone. I'm a filmmaker working on a short film (roughly 16 minutes long) attempting to export to a simple format--Vimeo 1080p, @ 23.97fps. However, every time I try to export, it freezes at a
Re: Premiere Pro CS6 v. 6.0.5 Crashes during export
by Dominic Deacon 5 years ago
I'd bet on hardware related. I had a similar issue once upon a time. It turned out I had some bad RAM which rarely caused a problem but in the intensive process of exporting it would be found and writ
Top 7 pro editing applications?
by Daniel Peterson 6 years ago
Ok I've been searching around a little, and as far as I can tell these are the 7 most popular professional editing applications (no order) Do you agree Avid Media Composer Final Cut X Final Cut 7 Prem
Re: Top 7 pro editing applications?
by Dominic Deacon 6 years ago
Neat trick. Did that but I didn't think to refresh myslelf first as to how PP usually runs for me. I really only jump in there very occassionally for Magic Bullet (which along with Audition AE integra
How to export stereo OMF?
by Dominic Deacon 7 years ago
I've been track laying for a feature in Adobe Audition. I need to hand off the OMFs to my audio guy for him to finish. The problem I'm having is that when I export the OMF my stereo files get broken u
Re: How to export stereo OMF?
by Durin Gleaves 6 years ago
Hi Dominic, I know this is a bit late, but hopefully it's helpful information for the future. OMF format only supports mono clips. In order for Audition-generated OMF files to be compatible with other
Now Apple don't love us where shall we go.
by Ben Edwards 8 years ago
OK, first I should outline why I think myself, and lots of other professional editors, are looking to leave the Church of Apple. FCPx is not yet ready for 'professional' use (no multi-cam, EDL ..., le
Re: Now Apple don't love us where shall we go.
by Dominic Deacon 8 years ago
I agree on the Edius recommendation. I've been playing with Premiere and it seems like a straight upgrade from Final Cut. Edius is something else. It's super fast, no waiting to render and just downri
Why does this happen? (See images)
by Joe Martino 8 years ago
So I have a project in 1080p. Exported as "current settings" self contained and then sent to compressor. Made it into 90 minutes Best Quality DVD. Took the m2v file and burned with DVD Studio Pro. Wha
Re: Why does this happen? (See images)
by Dominic Deacon 8 years ago
I can't help but if you find a solution let me know. This is exactly the results I get following the same procedure. Got an end of financial year deadline just coming up and 2x20 minute video that nee
Issues with Back focus on Sony Ex-1
by Dominic Deacon 10 years ago
Hi guys. Slightly ticklish problem here and not being a technical person my descritption of the issue is probably not going to be sufficent for you to diagnose but please jump in you've heard of anyth
Re: Issues with Back focus on Sony Ex-1
by Alister Robbie 9 years ago
Darn. I just posted about this in an older thread. We have had this happen with 3 EX-1's. Two we own, and one rental. All had to have the lensing system replaced. Now it has just started happening aga
Exporting for PC
by Dominic Deacon 10 years ago
Hi I need to export my movie file from Final cut so it can be read by a PC. Originally the client asked for an .avi but the ones Final Cut exported didn't come out looking great. I asked them if they
Re: Exporting for PC
by Dominic Deacon 10 years ago
Thanks guys. I don't appear to have that codec or at least I cannot find it. My copy of final cut is a little old. Version 5.0. Could that be why Is there anyway to get hold of the codec if it is miss
Issues with audio synch
by Dominic Deacon 11 years ago
Okay I'll try my best to be clear with this: My sound guy is doing the audio for my project on a pc. When he's done with a section (we've broken a feature up into twenty minute sections for him) he gi
Re: Issues with audio synch
by David Roth Weiss 11 years ago
steve martin "I do use Studio 2 though just like the better known celeb. instructor." Well, welcome anyway... All the stuff I said above still applies.David Roth Weiss Director Editor David Weiss Pro
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